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Direct Support Operator from the 25th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan, in front of an aircraft. Direct Support Operator recognized for exceptional service with aircrew
A Direct Support Operator from the 25th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan, along with his fellow aircrew members were recently selected as the recipients of the Air Force Association's 2017 Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Award.
0 9/19
2017
Junior ROTC cadets sound off in formation during Summer Leadership School at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. Special Tactics Airmen partnered with more than 50 cadets from five local high schools for a week-long Summer Leadership Course to learn about leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Air Commandos educate JROTC cadets in leadership school
The 1st and 24th Special Operations Wings here hosted a Junior ROTC summer leadership school, June 26-30, providing nearly 60 cadets from five local high schools with a week of hands-on experience in military affairs and mentorship.
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2017
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. Aircrew with the 8th SOS conduct routine training flights to ensure their readiness to execute global special operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. The
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2016
Lt. Col. Lee Comerford, left, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, poses for a group photo with the Andersen Family at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 17, 2016. Comerford presented Cassidy Andersen, left, age two, an electronic reader for placing third in her age group at the Air Force level during the 2016 Department of Defense – Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin) Hurlburt youth, family recognized in Air Force reading program
A Hurlburt Field youth placed third at the Air Force level during the 2016 Department of Defense – Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program Oct. 17.The program, themed “Read – For the Win” is a Department of Defense-wide event that allows participants of all ages to earn prizes for reading throughout the summer. Participants are
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2016
Senior Airman Rebecca Chamberlain, a paralegal with the 1st Special Operations Wing Legal Office, stands on a track at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. Chamberlain is scheduled to participate in the half-marathon during the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) AFSOC Marathon Team: SrA Chamberlain
The following article is the third part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
0 9/07
2016
Capt. Matt Stein, 80th Flying Training Wing Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student pilot, graduated from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 12, 2016. Stein is a former Special Operations Forces Medical Flight Element flight surgeon and served with the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. After his nine-week Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course at ENJJPT, Stein will report to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for his F-16 follow-on course—also known as ‘B’ Course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath)
Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings
For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
0 8/23
2016
Col. Tom Palenske, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, takes the guidon from Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, to assume command of the 1st SOW during a change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 10, 2016. Upon taking command of the 1st SOW, Palenske will be responsible for preparing Air Force special operations forces for missions worldwide in support of Army, Navy, Marine and allied special operations forces and USAF counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kai White) Former vice commander takes reins of the 1st SOW
Col. Tom Palenske took command of the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, here, June 10. Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony in which Palenske, the former vice commander of the 1st SOW, assumed command of the wing formerly led by Col. Sean
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AFSOC’s financial managers gain Air Force- and USSOCOM-level recognition
Members of Air Force Special Operations Command brought home a number of Air Force- and U.S. Special Operations Command-level financial management awards, including the 1st Special Operations Wing’s comptroller squadron, winner of the Air Force’s Major General Alfred K. Flowers Comptroller Organization of the Year and AFSOC financial management,
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Six honored with AFSOC Judge Advocate awards
Six legal professionals won Air Force Special Operations Command Judge Advocate General awards, command officials announced March 30, 2015. Each of these Air Commandos will represent AFSOC at Air Force-level judging.The winners are:- Outstanding Young Judge Advocate of the Year Award: Capt. Christopher M. Bailey, 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF
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2015
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